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Definition of BLOWER

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Puffer \Puff"er\, n.
     1. One who puffs; one who praises with noisy or extravagant commendation. [1913 Webster]

     2. One who is employed by the owner or seller of goods sold at suction to bid up the price; a by-bidder. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Zool.)
        (a) Any plectognath fish which inflates its body, as the species of {Tetrodon} and {Diodon} of the family {Tetraodontidae}; -- called also {blower}, {puff-fish}, {swellfish}, and {globefish}. They are highly poisonous due to the presence of glands containing a potent toxin, {tetrodotoxin}. Nevertheless they are eaten as a delicacy in Japan, being prepared by specially licensed chefs who remove the poison glands. (b) The common, or harbor, porpoise. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Dyeing) A kier.
        [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Blower \Blow"er\, n.
     1. One who, or that which, blows.
        [1913 Webster]

     2. (Mech.) A device for producing a current of air; as: (a) A metal plate temporarily placed before the upper part of a grate or open fire. (b) A machine for producing an artificial blast or current of air by pressure, as for increasing the draft of a furnace, ventilating a building or shaft, cleansing gram, etc. [1913 Webster]

     3. A blowing out or excessive discharge of gas from a hole or fissure in a mine. [1913 Webster]

     4. The whale; -- so called by seamen, from the circumstance of its spouting up a column of water. [1913 Webster]

     5. (Zool.) A small fish of the Atlantic coast ({Tetrodon turgidus}); the puffer. [1913 Webster]

     6. A braggart, or loud talker. [Slang] --Bartlett. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

40 Moby Thesaurus words for "blower":
     Captain Bobadil, Gascon, Texan, aerator, air conditioner, air cooler, air filter, air passage, bellows, big mouth, blowgun, blowhard, blowpipe, blowtube, blusterer, boaster, brag, braggadocio, braggart, cooling system, electric fan, exhaust fan, fan, fanfaron, flabellum, gasbag, gasconader, hector, hot-air artist, miles gloriosus, punkah, rodomontade, thermantidote, ventilator, windbag, windcatcher, windjammer, windsail, windscoop, windy


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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